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[HUGE update] Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

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D-ecks
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[HUGE update] Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by D-ecks » Sat Apr 02, 2016 10:21 pm

IT WORKS ONLY ON 1.76 FW!

You'll need:
  • USB flash drive
  • USB keyboard
  • Internet connection
NEW METHOD (untested) - Magic DNS
What to do:
0. Remove custom host from router (manuals.playstation.net 89.108.88.221) if added earlier
1. On PS4 Open Network > Set Up Internet Connection
2. Select LAN or Wi-Fi -> Select your network and enter password -> Custom
3. Set everything to Automatic, Do Not Specify, Do Not use, except DNS Settings
4. In DNS Settings set Primary DNS to 89.108.88.221, secondary set to 0.0.0.0
5. Download 2 files from http://kr105.com/ps4kerneltest/
6. Copy downloaded files on usb stick
7. Insert usb stick into PS4
8. Save settings and open User's Guide
9. Wait for a few seconds
OLD METHOD (use as fallback)
What to do:
  1. Read this topic
  2. Download 2 files from http://kr105.com/ps4kerneltest/
  3. Format usb stick to FAT32
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  4. Copy downloaded files on usb stick
  5. Insert usb stick into PS4
  6. Get to PS4 WebKit Playground using ps4 browser (or google it)
  7. Click Load! in Linux loader box
  8. ?????
  9. PROFIT.
If you want do something in console, connect usb keyboard

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Re: Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by nyx » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:52 am

What about the userspace? Basically the entire OS. Unless that initramfs somehow has everything and can magically setup proper userspace, which is unlikely considering it's 2MB.
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Re: Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by D-ecks » Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:43 pm

GUI coming soon, I guess.

Fail0verflow team on 32nd CCC booted very functional distro (GUI, sound, network, bluetooth) https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2015/cons ... notes.html

Just wait some more time for fully functional linux release.

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Re: [HUGE update] Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by D-ecks » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:56 am

New method added in first post. Please test it

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Re: Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by nyx » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:35 pm

D-ecks wrote:GUI coming soon, I guess.

Fail0verflow team on 32nd CCC booted very functional distro (GUI, sound, network, bluetooth) https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2015/cons ... notes.html

Just wait some more time for fully functional linux release.
If this is the same kernel they used, then we should be able to do it now.
Just need to setup the root filesystem somewhere, setup the initramfs (if that is even necessary), and adjust the kernel boot command.

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Re: [HUGE update] Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by fokeiro » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:19 pm

first method works perfect usign the DNS, does anyone can show how to set up the DNS like that if i have the playground hosted on my website ?

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Re: [HUGE update] Easy way to run Linux on your PS4

Post by D-ecks » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:37 pm

You'll need VPS + dedicated ip address.
Run BIND9 and add zone for manuals.playstation.net with A record corresponding to your VPS's ip address.

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